June Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

 

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick – Spice

I love finding new lipsticks to try even though I don’t wear it to often, it’s just something good to have around for me; plus when I dress up sometimes I’ll throw a nice lip on. I found Anastasia’s lipstick in the check out line, it came in a mini set of 4 which I fell in love with the spice one! Now I’ve heard that the lipstick ‘flaked’ off but I haven’t had that problem with this. It is matte so it does tend to dry out your lips but I find that happens with all matte lipsticks. You can get this at Sephora for $23.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

Our skin constantly changing and it’s a pain in the butt. As most of you know I have dry, sensitive skin so finding products that work for me is a challenge. I once again changed my skin care routine (which a new post is coming!) because my skin changed again. I got this a mini tester almost but I decided to give it a shot since I’ve heard good things from this brand. I love it, it doesn’t irritate my skin, doesn’t dry it out, it’s just perfectly clean. I liked it so much I used the small bottle and now I’m on to the big bottle. You can get this at Sephora for $37.00.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque 

This is an intense moisturizing masque that uses buriti oil to help put hydration back into the hair. This is a part of Aveda’s Dry Remedy line, they have mulitple lines for different needs. I used this when I was a lifeguard since the chlorine just ruins your hair and now I use it because I bleach my hair. With Aveda a little goes a long way so this bottle will last you a long time. You can get this at Aveda stores or salons for $47.00.

Body Favourite: 

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Fitbit Versa

Yup! I’m one of those people! I bought the special edition because why not? My Fitbit was breaking and being weird so I got fed up and bought the new Versa. Now I’m not going to go into great detail because I want to do a review on it (coming soon) but I will say that I love it but at the same time was disappointed. I will explain in my upcoming review! You can get this at Best Buy, Fitbit store, electronic stores near you for $229.95 USD.

Home Favourite: 

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Bionaire Ultra Thin Window Fan 

Summer is around the corner, well in Canada we actually had a week of summer already, and not having AC sucks! I’ve had this fan for a couple years now and it’s the bomb.com. You can use this fan two ways: 1. Have the fans push the hot air out of your room to outside. 2. Have the fan suck the cold air into your room. How do you do this? Turn the fan around depending on which way you want it. On hot days I set it up to have the hot air sucked out of my room and by the time I come home from work my room isn’t as hot as it would be with nothing. Now it’s not as good at an AC but it works, my room isn’t that big so there’s point to get an AC. You can get this at Walmart for $50.00.

Music Favourite: 

Meant to Be by Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

 

My Hair Care Routine

In the morning everyone has their own little routine they’ve figured out to get them ready the fastest while using all the products they love. I of course have figured out my own hair care routine with my favourite products and I’m going to share with you.

Now it depends on what I’m going to do with my hair, whether I’m washing my hair that day (yes, I don’t wash my hair everyday) or deciding on how I’m going to style it, I’ll use different products.

Treatment

 Olaplex is life! I’ve written about this treatment in one of my monthly favourites so if you want a full explanation go to February Favourites. I’ve bleached out my hair so I need to take care of it, I do this treatment once a week before I wash my hair. It works best on dirty hair so I throw my head under the sink to dampen my hair, towel dry, brush out and let treatment sit on for a long as I can (minimum is 10 mins).

Shampoo

I usually wash my hair at night before I go to sleep, this has just become a habit from when I was younger from playing baseball. I would have games late at night and would shower after them so I just continued; plus your girl is not a morning person so I’m not waking up extra early for that! I would first rinse out the Olaplex treatment then shampoo using Milk_shake purple shampoo.

Now usually with purple shampoo you wouldn’t use this for every wash but because I want my hair to look purple I use it all the time. If I’m not going to use this, I just use Aussie Moist (which is meh but it’s cheap!).

 

 

Conditioner

After washing out the Milk_shake very well because it stays in your hair, I move onto conditioner. Depending on the time of the month I use one of two things. My everyday conditioner is the Aussie Moist conditioner, I don’t leave this in for long at all just enough to make sure I close my cuticle. Once a month I use the Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner (as seen in March Favourites)

This is suppose to sit in you hair for 10 mins so this happens on a shaving day! I don’t put this on my roots because it makes your hair greasy but it works wonders and it smells great!

 

 

Styling Products

After all the shaving and washing has been done I move onto products for styling. Now this depends on what I’m going to do with my hair but I always start with a heat protector which is Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair! (picture 1) With Aveda a little goes a long way, I use roughly a nickle sizes and work it through my hair. This will help protect from the blow dryer, straightener, curling iron, and round brushing.

After that I will add some Aveda Smooth Infusion (picture 2), this is help smooth out my hair, and help fight against humidity.  With this, once again a little goes a long way, so I use about a nickle size and work it through my hair.

Usually at this point I will dry my hair or go to bed with wet hair and I’ll wake up with it dry. Either way the next step is to have dry hair so I can either flat iron it or curl it. Once my hair is flat ironed I will use Aveda’s Light Elements Smoothing Fluid (picture 3) just to help keep everything in line with the fly aways. With this I use around a penny sizes and work it through the ends of my hair first and work my way up. This will prevent the roots looking greasy after you just washed it.

Lastly, I use my flat iron to curl my hair so after that is done I will run my fingers through my hair to break it up and spray my whole head with Aveda Air Control hairspray (picture 4). It smells great and it won’t give you that crunchy feeling.

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That’s it! I know this may seem like a lot of product to use on one persons head but you got to protect your hair especially if your styling it as much as I do. If you don’t use any products start with a good heat protector and work your way up!

Lets have great hair!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

 

My New Skin Care Routine!

Surprise my skin changed again!

Your body is constantly changing and you have to move with those changes. As I’ve gotten older my skin has been changing more towards the dry side, so I’ve been testing a few different things and fell in love with the one I’m about to share.

Before I was using Clinique 3 step system and it worked wonders for a bit but then I found it was starting to dry out my skin even more then it already was. Sephora thankfully had a ‘Sephora Favourites’ for dry skin and I decided to test it out since it has multiple brands to try at once. At the beginning I was skeptical because of my dry sensitive skin, I didn’t want to have a reaction to anything but I was proved wrong and these products work.

Cleanser

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Before I was using Clinique Cleansing Brush with their cleanser but it was too much for me. Now I’m using Boscia Cleansing Gel, you can get this at Sephora for $37.00. This doesn’t have a scent and it has a calming feeling on your skin, it’s not too much but your skin feels clean after. This I find you most definitely need a moisturizer after but I also believe after every cleansing you need to add moisture.

Moisturizer 

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Before I was using the Clinique basic moisutrizer and eventually moved to a more hydrating one but still wasn’t seeing the results I wanted, now I use First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. This cream does wonders, it has a calming feeling, it’s not oily, doesn’t leave your face feeling like you have product all over it and it really is intense on hydrating. You can you this product all over your body as well, so if your elbows and knees are extremely dry just go ahead and throw this on them! The cream comes in different sizes 2oz is $15.00, 6oz is $37.00 and 8oz is $45.00 all at Sephora.

That’s it! Very simple which is what I think works best with my skin, even when I was younger all I did was wash and moisturize and that’s what seems to work. Remember everyone has different skin and somethings that work for me might work terribly on you. It’s definitely a trial and error process until you find what works well for you. Believe you will find it, if you ever get fed up go to your local Sephora and talk to someone who works there. Trust me they know their products and they will be able to help you!

Lets take care of our skin!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

May Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

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Dynamite Perfume

Because my perfume that I normally buy at Victoria’s Secret you can only get online I wanted to try to find something in store. Unfortunely this perfume isn’t online anymore and I’m not too sure if it’s in stores anymore. I love this spray so I’m just going to write about it anyways; I have the Belle one, it’s a great light smell!

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment

I got myself a Sephora Favourite box for dry skin because my skin sucks but who doesn’t? I tried this lip treatment not expecting it to work that well but I was shocked, it made my lips extremely soft! It is tinted so it makes your lips red because they send you the Rose one. You can get this at Sephora for $29.00.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Wet Brush

This brush is made to work with wet hair that’s super tangled, it’s made to brush the hair easy without breakage or pain. As a hairstylist I live by this brush dealing with bunch of different hair types everyday. I highly suggest you use this brush just because it’s great and it saves everyone’s hair. You can get this a multiple locations for roughly $10.00.

Body Favourite:

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I got these boots at Spring Shoes because I wanted a nice Fall boot. I do live in Canada so there’s seasons here! These are the most comfortable boots I’ve ever bought in my life, I didn’t have to break them in to get to the point of comfort, they just came comfy. I’ve now bought a sandal version of these so look out for them! These are at Spring for $79.99 but on sale now for $27.99 with limited sizes.

Home Favourite:

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L.L Bean Slippers

Now, these aren’t the exact pair of slippers I got but they’re similar. Canada has some pretty cold winters and I get pretty cold really fast, my boyfriend calls me the ice princess since my toes are always ice. My Mum got an L.L. Bean flyer mailed to her and I fell in love with their slippers, I went online and ordered a pair right away. These are super warm, and comfortable! I got my pair for $79.00 at L.L.Bean.com

Music Favourite:

Body by Loud Luxury feat. brando

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 List

I have been slacking big time and I keep saying I’m back but life is crazy!

  1. Get G
  2. Buy a Car
  3. Travel Somewhere
  4. Tree Top Trekking
  5. Toronto Maple Leaf Game
  6. Hiking
  7. Nuit Blanche
  8. Blue Jays Game
  9. Wonderland Water Park
  10. Wasaga Beach
  11. Rogers Center Tours
  12. Elora Gorge
  13. Imagine Dragons Concert
  14. Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson Concert
  15. Ed Sheeran Concert

More to be added!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

April Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Dior Liquid Eyeliner – Black 

I was so use to using a pencil eyeliner but I wanted to move on to bigger and better things when it came to eyeliner. I decided to give Dior a try since I already love their mascara so much, boy was I right! For a first time user it was pretty easy to hold and get the hang of it! I got this at Sephora for $45.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Quo Dual Ended Blackhead Remover

Don’t you just love popping zits or blackheads with your fingers? Yep, we all do but it’s actually bad for your skin. Quo from Shoppers Drug Mart has a tool that’ll do it for you without harming your skin or pushing more bacteria into your face (assuming you clean your tools)!

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Ever since I became a blonde (almost white) I’ve needed a purple shampoo to help keep it blonde! Silver Shine is a purple shampoo, for those of you who don’t know what a purple shampoo is, I will explain!
When you lift your hair (bleach and tone, highlights, balayage) there is a natural remaining pigment. If your hair is black, dark brown, medium brown, or light brown when you lift your hair it will lift red. If your hair is a dark blonde, medium blonde or light blonde it will lift red/orange, orange, and yellow/orange. Now if your hair is very light or almost white your hair lifted to yellow and pale yellow, which brings you to where my hair was before we toned it – yellow. To get rid of the yellow your toner will have to have violet in it (ash). Now sorry to break it to you but toner FADES, no matter what a hairstylist tells you it will fade, unless you buy shampoo that will help it. I’ve toned my hair once and used this purple shampoo (to keep yellow away) and it works wonders but I will have to tone my hair soon because it only does so much. You can get this at Trade Secrets for $28.00.

Body Favourite: 

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The North Face Agave Full Zip Fleece

I have The North Face basic rain jacket, that means its just the outer shall and it’s not exactly the warmest for Canadian weather so I got this to go under it! It’s a mid-light fleece, so it’s not their heaviest but not their lightest either. You can get this at The North Face for $130.00.

Home Favourite:

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Free Spirit Treadmill

This is more a love-hate relationship but I am a lucky woman who gets to have a treadmill at her home so I don’t have to go to the gym…yet. Mine is very old but it works! Now I’m not saying you need to go out and buy a treadmill I’m just saying get up and MOVE!

Music Favourite:

Sit Next To Me by Foster The People 

Thanks for reading!

Maeg.